No Ban on a Plastic Yard Waste Bag in County
At Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting, the public hearing to consider an ordinance to amend and readopt Chapter 109.1 of the Fairfax County Code on the prohibition of plastic bags for yard waste was deferred indefinitely.
Developments Underway in Burke Area
The Connection keeps a running list of land use projects being planned, under construction and nearing completion in the community. The list is updated quarterly.
With the Virginia General Assembly underway, many individuals and groups are traveling to the capital of the Commonwealth to lobby lawmakers.
Citizens express support for new chief of police at swearing in ceremony.
Chief Michael Brown officially became Alexandria’s new chief of police on Jan 24.
Locals celebrate Trump inauguration.
The Alexandria Republican City Committee celebrated the inauguration of President Donald Trump with a gala held Jan. 20 at the Old Dominion Boat Club.
New director hopes to improve workers’ lives.
Jasmine Blaine, the director of the Centreville Labor Resource Center (CLRC) is helping connect day laborers with jobs.
Local officers provide security for inaugural events.
More than 100 officers from Fairfax County and the City of Alexandria reported for duty during the pre-dawn hours of Jan. 20 to help provide security during Inauguration Day activities in Washington, D.C.
Working in traffic enforcement.
Cheryl Fuller has been a traffic enforcement officer for the City of Alexandria for 20 years.
Police Det. Steven Kitzerow honored as Officer of the Month.
Det. Steven Kitzerow has been selected as the Sully District Station's Officer of the Month for December.
Women's March in Washington
Hearings set at Planning Commission in March and April.
The Board of Supervisors was scheduled to vote on the applications at its Board Hearing on Jan. 24, after this issue’s presstime. The Planning Commission recommended approval of the application in December.
Republican-led House panel kills effort to craft new protections for kids in unrecorded vote.
In an unrecorded party-line vote, House Republicans killed a bill that would have cracked down on child labor at tobacco farms in Virginia.
The monthly meeting of Hunger Free Alexandria focused on the accomplishments since the release of the report “Toward an End to Hunger in Alexandria” which was released in 2014.
Michael Brown has been selected as Alexandria’s new chief of police.
Fireflies’ owner looks back on the day President Obama paid her restaurant a visit.
On one summer day in 2014, President Obama found his way to Fireflies in Del Ray for lunch.